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Steve King’s demagoguing over closed memorial stuns CNN host: ‘What did you expect would happen?’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of borrowing money from China in order to be able to prevent elderly veterans from being able to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the government shutdown that was Republicans forced in hopes of derailing the…

Obamacare fight gets too hot for Kochs: We’re not backing GOP’s shutdown tactics

As the government shutdown moved into the ninth day on Wednesday, even conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch appeared to be abandoning Republican lawmakers who were trying to use the tactic to derail the president’s health care law. NBC’s Michael Isikoff reported that Koch Industries, which is privately owned…

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes

A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children. Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News…

Bachmann: People think I’m Miley Cyrus but ‘I’ve never done twerking in my life’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said this week that people confused her with pop singer Miley Cyrus but she has “never done twerking” in her life. During a Tuesday conference call sponsored by TheTeaParty.net, conservative talk show host Rusty Humphries asked the Minnesota Republican how she felt about a recent Saturday…

Florida TV station tells viewers that credit score affects Obamacare premiums

A Florida television station informed its viewers this week that they could be paying higher health insurance premiums if they have a bad credit score under the new health care reform law, but HealthCare.gov representatives have told Raw Story the claim is just not true. A contributor to the DailyKos…

House Republicans silence Rep. Grayson after he cites poll comparing them to ‘dog poop’

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) found himself on Tuesday being added to the list of things that had been shut down because of Republicans in Congress. During a speech on the House floor to call for a vote on a resolution that said Congress’ “dignity” had been impugned by the government…

Gohmert shrugs off debt limit: Government can’t default if it stays shut down

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asserted this week that the government shutdown could actually keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debts if and when Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling — unless President Barack Obama is plotting a conspiracy not to pay the nation’s bills. “He’s been saying ever…

Nashville landlords battle homelessness by renting to felons for $50 a month

Landlords in Nashville, Tennessee are taking on the problem of homelessness by renting to felons and addicts for as little as $50 a month. American Public Media’s Marketplace reported on Monday that many of the landlords had agreed to slash their rent for the homeless for a maximum of 30…

Rep. Broun tells CNN: ‘I’m a medical doctor’ and Obamacare will ‘destroy everything we know’

A Georgia congressman who is running for Senate said on Tuesday that he was fighting to delay, defund and repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law because it would literally “destroy everything we know as a nation.” In an interview with CNN, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told host Wolf…

Pat Robertson: God can cause missing limbs to grow back, but don’t pray for that

A viewer briefly stumped televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday’s broadcast of the 700 Club. During the show’s prayer segment, the viewer asked Robertson why he and his co-host never asked God to replace lost limbs. “Is it because you believe He cannot regrow limbs?” asked the viewer, identified as Dee.…

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